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The Nationals made their first trade of the offseason on Friday, acquiring reliever Ryan Perry from the Tigers in exchange for right-hander Collin Balester.
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Tigers exchange relievers with Nationals

The Detroit Tigers have exchanged arms with the Washington Nationals in a deal announced by the team Friday evening. The Tigers sent former first-round draft pick Ryan Perry to the Nationals in exchange for right-hander Collin Balester. Perry, drafted by the Tigers in 2008, spent the majority of 3 seasons with the club showing flashes of potential at times while appearing wild...

Nationals, Tigers swap right-handed relievers

The Washington Nationals acquired Ryan Perry from the Detroit Tigers for Collin Balester on Friday in a swap of right-handed relievers who split 2011 between the majors and minors. Perry went 5-6 with two saves and a 4.07 ERA in 161 1-3 innings across 149 relief appearances over three seasons with Detroit. In 2011, he was 2-0 with a 5.35 ERA in 36 appearances for the Tigers, and...

Free Agent Breakdown: Tigers give Dotel $3.5M then Trade Perry!

The Detroit Tigers have made another off season move as they traded away 2008 1st round pick RP Ryan Perry to the Washington Nationals for RP Collin Balester. The move came just 1 day after they finalized free agent RP Octavio Dotel to a 1 year $3.5M contract with a team option for 2013. The move was clearly made because of the Dotel signing and this is exactly why I didn’t like...

Nationals trade Balester to Tigers for Perry

The Washington Nationals have traded right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to the Detroit Tigers for right-handed pitcher Ryan Perry, the team announced via a press release. Balester was orginally an Expo and had a 5-16 record with a 5.17 ERA in 62 games (22 starts) for the Nationals from 2008-2011.  The 24-year-old Perry was 5-6 with a 4.07 ERA in 149 relief appearances for the...

Nats swap P Balester for Tigers P Perry (AP)

The Washington Nationals acquired Ryan Perry from the Detroit Tigers for Collin Balester on Friday in a swap of right-handed relievers who split 2011 between the majors and minors. Perry went 5-6 with two saves and a 4.07 ERA in 161 1-3 innings across 149 relief appearances over three seasons with Detroit.

Tigers trade Ryan Perry for reliever Collin Balester

With today's addition of free-agent reliever Octavio Dotel to the Tigers bullpen, it could be said that Perry had become expendable. And four hours after they signed Dotel, the Tigers traded Perry to the Washington Nationals for the right-handed Balester.

Tigers and Nationals Swap Relievers

The Tigers have traded reliever Ryan Perry to the Washington Nationals for reliever Collin Balester. This is not exactly a blockbuster, but the 25-year-old Balester has had some pretty good peripherals since being moved to the bullpen in 2010.  He has compiled a 3.81 ERA and 62/25 K/BB ratio in just 56 2/3 innings in two years.  On the negative side, he had 7 Meltdowns in just...

Nationals send Balester to Tigers for Perry

The Tigers and Nationals swapped a pair of right-handed relievers on Friday, when Washington sent 25-year-old Collin Balester to Detroit for 24-year-old Ryan Perry.

Nationals, Tigers Swap Collin Balester For Ryan Perry

The Nationals have traded right-hander Collin Balester to the Tigers in exchange for another right-hander, Ryan Perry.  The Tigers just announced the move via a team press release.

Nationals send Collin Balester to Tigers for Ryan Perry

The Washington Nationals made their first trade of the 2011 offseason Friday evening, sending one of the organization's longest-tenured players, right-hander Collin Balester, to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for right-hander Ryan Perry, a former first-round pick. Perry was drafted by the Tigers 21st overall in the 2008 draft out ...

Tigers swing deal for right-hander Balester

Hours after the Tigers' signing of Octavio Dotel left Ryan Perry as a man without a role, he became a former Tiger. The team sent the former first-round pick to the Nationals on Friday night in exchange for Collin Balester
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